Moving can be a stressful time of your life and when you’re planning to move out of your place in Atlanta, we want to be here to help. Here at Budget Dumpster we often work with homeowners moving out a home and renting a dumpster to get rid of all their unwanted furniture and stuff they’ve accumulated over the years. In our years of experience in this industry we’ve learned a few things about moving out of a home from our customers and we want to pass some of that knowledge onto you.
Sort by Keeping, Donating, and Tossing
Moving is the perfect time to get rid of everything you no longer want or need. When you move out of your Atlanta area home, you will be forced to go through all of your things and this is the perfect time to sort all of your possessions. We recommend sorting your items into three different sections; what you want to keep, what you want to donate, and what you meant to toss.
When it comes to deciding what you want to keep you need to be honest with yourself. I recommend going through your clothes first and only keeping clothes that you have worn in the past year. Do not keep anything that doesn’t fit or is stained or torn. When it comes to keeping items such as knick knacks and memorabilia ask yourself if the item has meaning to you or if it is something you cannot live without. We understand that this process can be difficult which is why we created The Ridiculously Thorough Guide to Decluttering Your Home.
Some find it easier to donate unwanted items that they do not feel should be thrown away. If you have nicer clothes that do not fit, we recommend donating them to an Atlanta homeless shelter or your local goodwill. Call around to your local churches to see what items they may be collecting because you may be able to donate your unwanted furniture or even your nonperishable foods to those types of organizations.
Now, when it comes to throwing away your unwanted materials, this is where we have all the experience. As a dumpster rental company we often rent dumpsters for people cleaning out their homes before they move out. You can use our dumpsters to throw out old electronics, furniture, clothes, construction debris, carpeting, and just about anything else you need to toss and don’t want to donate. We understand that it may seem hard at first to throw away your stuff but believe me, when you see that empty dumpster in your driveway it will take some willpower not to fill it with everything you have.
Pack with Labels
One very important piece of advice we have for people moving out their homes is to label all of their boxes with what is inside or what room the box should be going to. For example if you a box with all your cooking utensils you would want to label the box with either something that says kitchen or cooking utensils.
If you are going to have multiple boxes for each room it may help to use specific colors for every room. For example you would use pink duct tape for the living room, purple tape for the kitchen, blue for bedroom, green for the bathroom, and so on and so forth. The more organized you are, the easier packing will be.
Hiring someone to move your stuff can be a great way to get out of a lot of heavy lifting. To make the moving process easier for you we came up with a list of some of the best professional movers in the Atlanta area. Here is a list our 10 favorites:
Mark the Mover is the first on our list of professional movers in Atlanta because of their many great Yelp reviews. Their customers love to work with them because they get the job done right and they are not too expensive. If you want to take out some of the stress associated with moving, call mark the Mover.
Big League Movers made our list also due to their many great reviews on Yelp. They offer many different levels of moving ranging from packing all stuff for you, packing some stuff, unpacking your boxes, and moving your boxes. Whether you need to move across the country to another town, they want to help.
A-Squad Movers was also chosen because of their reviews on Yelp. They are professional, hardworking, and honest. They can help you price everything out and give you an accurate quote for your move. They are also able to help you move from one state to another or from one town to another.
B&B Movers is a full service Atlanta based moving company specializing in both local and long distance residential and commercial moving. They are able to move heavy and delicate items such as pianos and antiques. They offer many different moving services as well as they can provide you with all the packaging materials you may need.
Blitz Moving Services is located in Atlanta, GA but they are able to provide service for both local and long distance moves. They pride themselves on being offer quick, efficient, and hassle-free moves. Call them for a free estimate for your next move.
24/7 Moving is just like how it sounds they provide moving and delivery services around the clock in Atlanta and the surrounding communities. They have many great reviews and have built most of their business through client recommendations and referrals. If you are looking for a safe and hassle free moving experience in Atlanta, these are the guys to call.
Rockline Moving wants their customers to understand that moving in Atlanta doesn’t have to be difficult which is why most of their moves are completed within a week of the initial phone call. They provide fast and efficient moving services of all sizes. No matter how intense of a moving job you have, Rockline can help.
Buckhead Movers provide exceptional and professional moving services for both residential and commercial properties in the Atlanta area. They can even pack, transport, and unpack all of your items if you want them to. Whether you need last minute movers, cross-country movers, or local movers, they can help.
ABC Movers Atlanta was another company chosen due to their many glowing reviews on Yelp. Their customers love their punctuality, affordability, and accountability. They can pack your boxes as well as just deliver them from one place to another.
Metro Pack and Move provides professional moving and packing services for both residential and commercial properties. Their prices are based on a reasonable hourly rate and they have the skills and experience to move all of your furniture without causing damage.
Home Cleaning Services
Another aspect of moving is cleaning, if you want to leave your home in tip-top shape, we recommend hiring professional cleaners. If you’re not a fan of deep cleaning you can always hire someone else to do the job. You can usually find good deals for professional home cleaners on sites such as Groupon and Living Social. Here is a list of some professional cleaners with current Groupon promotions in the Atlanta area.
Made Premium Cleaning Services has 4 different Groupons based on the size of your home. If you want to clean your studio residence it will be $39. If you want to clean your one bedroom residence it will be $49, two bedroom $69, and three bedroom $89.
2 Women and a Vacuum charge by the hour. It will cost you $31 for 1 one hour cleaning session, $130 for three 2 hour cleaning sessions, and $100 for one 4 hour cleaning session.
Smart Cleaning charges by the square footage of your home. They have a coupon for $65 for a housecleaning for a home up to 1,500 square feet and $75 for a housecleaning for a home up to 3,000 square feet.
Value Maids is another company that charges by the hour, they have a Groupon that charges $79 for three hours of cleaning which would normally cost $180.
Clean Spaces Unlimited offers two different deep cleaning sessions on Groupon. They offer one two-hour deep cleaning session for $59 and three two-hour deep cleaning sessions for $175.
Cleaning Chaos offers cleaning services in the greater Atlanta area. They currently have two Groupons, one for $55 for a two hour house cleaning session and one for $75 for a three hour house cleaning session. They are both only valid for homes up to 2500 square feet.
K’s Elite Cleaning Services provides service to both residential and commercial properties. They have two deals on Groupon, one for $75 for 2 hours of cleaning and another for $99 for 3 hours of cleaning.
Daphne’s Cleaning only has one Groupon for $49 for two hours of cleaning. This deal is 55% off their regular price for cleaning services.
McAllister & Rice Cleaning Services offers two options for cleaning. The first option is for $42 for two hours of basic house cleaning and the second is for $72 for four hours of basic house cleaning.
Cleaning Paradise only offers one Groupon for house cleaning. Their Groupon is for $49 for two hours of basic house cleaning.